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by Jenyfer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Need a shipping expert - please
Replies: 18
Views: 3639

Re: Need a shipping expert - please

It's now 2018 and a tardy update... I followed through on the 9 year old John Hood to be found with his granny Margaret Rae living in St Cyrus in 1841. He turned out to be the son of Diana Rae and a John Hood born Milton, St Cyrus on the 3rd of June 1832 - five years before Diana married David Jolly...
by Jenyfer
Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Need a shipping expert - please
Replies: 18
Views: 3639

Re: Need a shipping expert - please

Hi Alan, A year on and still no further forward finding the fate of the Countess of Airlie but I have found the following which is just a tad intriguing...Captain Robert Brand was married to someone called Charlotte Inglis. Charlotte's brother was the Reverend Robert Inglis - minister in Edzell. Wel...
by Jenyfer
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Need a shipping expert - please
Replies: 18
Views: 3639

Re: Need a shipping expert - please

Hi, I've been back to the newspapers again. Seems like September 1847 was very stormy. There are quotes from one Captain who had crossed the North Sea over 150 times saying it was by far the worst weather he'd ever seen. The report mentions hurricane strength winds. Maybe dreadful weather, an old bo...
by Jenyfer
Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:55 pm
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Need a shipping expert - please
Replies: 18
Views: 3639

Re: Need a shipping expert - please

HI,
Thanks Alan - put like that is sounds like a recipe for disaster! I think now I really do have to assume this ship went down with her crew and was never listed as wrecked or lost in any official documents.
Thanks
Jen
by Jenyfer
Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Need a shipping expert - please
Replies: 18
Views: 3639

Re: Need a shipping expert - please

Hi Alan, Still have to go through above this just came in from Montrose..... Hi, is what I found I the Montrose Review Oct 1847 Great anxiety begins to be felt for the fate of the brigantine Countess of Airlie of this port. This vessel was reported to be at Elsinore on the 4th current, rom Riga to L...
by Jenyfer
Mon Mar 03, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Need a shipping expert - please
Replies: 18
Views: 3639

Re: Need a shipping expert - please

Hi Alan, Wonderful Raymond at Montrose Library has been through the Montrose Review from August to December 1847 and guess what - nothing about the Countess of Airlie! (Although lots about people living on credit, banks in dire straights and general financial mayhem - nothing new then!) He's promise...
by Jenyfer
Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:27 am
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Need a shipping expert - please
Replies: 18
Views: 3639

Re: Need a shipping expert - please

Hi Alan, I've downloaded the Morning Post so now have that to add to my ever increasing documentation of my Captain's sailing life. I see he sailed off to Petersburg about a week later - busy chappie... One thing I've learned is that the captain's listed in Lloyd's can be taken with a pinch of salt....
by Jenyfer
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Need a shipping expert - please
Replies: 18
Views: 3639

Re: Need a shipping expert - please

You are a whizz Alan! I'll use some credits on FMP to get the article...just been told to get off the computer and get on with my holiday!
Many thanks
Jen
by Jenyfer
Wed Feb 19, 2014 3:00 pm
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Need a shipping expert - please
Replies: 18
Views: 3639

Re: Need a shipping expert - please

Hi Alan, This is such sad reading is it not. It is almost impossible to appreciate the hardship these men must have endured. My GGGF was mate on the Jane out of Montrose - that was wrecked at sea but not on his watch and then we have to assume he went down with the Countess of Airlie in 1847 a ship ...
by Jenyfer
Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Seafaring
Topic: Need a shipping expert - please
Replies: 18
Views: 3639

Re: Need a shipping expert - please

Many thanks to you both for taking the time to reply and Alan for doing so much work! Sorry, I've only now activated 'notify me..' hence the tardy response. I'm also on holiday at the moment so don't have everything in front of me. 'Bland' is a breakthrough for me. This is a Robert Brand who is down...